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Re: Automatic Debug Packages

Philipp Kern <trash@philkern.de> writes:
> On 2009-08-11, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

>>> If it's legal to ship debugging symbols for them, I can't see why we
>>> couldn't support them normally.

>> The point is that you can't do this with an archive area, at least
>> using the simple algorithm I proposed above.

> Well you can.  I always thought concrete sections etc. are an
> implementation detail that has nothing to do with policy, but ok.

> Volatile uses volatile/main/<section> (which is a pain yet to be solved
> by moving to ftp-master), but you could as well do
> debug/<component>/<section>.

Policy currently says this is a syntax error, so if volatile packages are
supposed to comply with Policy, could you file a bug against Policy so
that we can update this?  :)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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